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Regulating the industry is still a practitioner-led call as a solution to help raise standards of service to the public. As anyone can set-up overnight and call themselves a trainer or behaviourist, the industry remains divided and confusing to all searching for advice, whether an owner, learner, or provider. Sadly all continues to be held back by the lack of structure and any required registration through government legislation.


 The RCDTBP is a not-for-profit ‘Community Interest Company’ simply aiming to inclusively unite all practitioners and all related organisations as Signatories to the only single nationally-agreed professional code of practice (CAWC Code 2010).


The RCDTBP works on positivity, founded in 2010 to hold the registers of Signatories to the Code, in moving forward has incorporated a structured profiling system to identify all individuals for what they ‘put in’ to the industry. Together with a public feedback facility on services received, it aims to help ensure every practitioner meets, and continually develops to meet, the professional demands of the industry.



RCDTBP Update November 2023

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Important Downloads


Canine ServicesClick to download Canine Services Document


Individual Signatories

Click to download Individual Signatories Document


Related Organisations

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Code of PracticeClick to download Code of Practice


Policy DocumentClick to download Policy Document

The Registration Council has the responsibility to manage and hold the official register of Signatories to the CAWC Code of Practice

 in regard to dogs. In doing so, it aims to unite all practitioners, service and course providers, related membership organisations

and charities; promote all efforts to advance animal welfare, and increase individual understanding of training, behaviour

and the canine-human relationship, whilst monitoring services to benefit and protect the public.


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For the finer details of the RCDTBP and its history, please refer to the following documents:


Meeting Reports 2015 - 2016

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Download Re-Launch Meeting 23rd February 2016

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Download Open Meeting Report 10th July 2015



Council Management Meetings 2010 - 2014


Download Report 26th November 2014


Download Report 27th October 2014


Download Report 14th October 2014


Download Informal notes September 2013

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Download Council Minutes  10th May 2012

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Download Council Minutes 17th May 2011

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Download Council Minutes 1st October 2010



Companion Animal Welfare Council Documents

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Download CAWC Code of Practice 2010

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Download CAWC Report 2008

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